Plenaries at American Chemical Society meeting will focus on energy, materials and partnerships

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2017 — Scientists, in four plenary talks, will explore a variety of subjects related to the “Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes” theme of the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. The meeting will take place April 2 to 6 in San Francisco.

The presentations, which are among more than 14,000 scheduled to take place at the meeting, will be held on Sunday, April 2, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PDT, in the Gateway Ballroom 103/104 of the Moscone Center. The plenary talks, as well as all thematic programming, are organized by Kathryn Beers, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The talks will highlight the critical impacts that advances in materials, technology, systems and processes have had on energy, the environment and health, as well as the importance of collaboration between industry and academia. The titles of the plenary talks are listed below:

  • Peter Green, Ph.D.: “Clean energy challenge: An integrated approach involving basic research, innovation and human factors”
  • Jeffrey Linhardt, Ph.D.: “Technology at the interface of microelectronics, life sciences, and big data: Materials challenges”
  • Ann-Christine Albertsson, Dr.Sc.: “From design and synthesis to advanced properties and sustainable polymeric materials”
  • Keith Watson, Ph.D.: “Fostering industrial and academic partnerships”

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

Update - March 29, 2017: Ann-Christine Albertsson, Dr.Sc., won’t be able to attend.

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